Ebook Treasure Trove: University Press Scholarship Online

University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) has an impressive collection of ebook titles for research in religion, theology, and biblical studies. Through a partnership with the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) and Oxford University Press, Duke researchers (including alumni!) will have access to all new e-content published in UPSO, as well as numerous titles already available through this database. You can read more about: the TRLN initiative here and alumni access here. The bulk of the titles are published by Oxford University Press, but there are a growing number of titles by other prominent university presses included in this collection.

What’s Inside? Within the Browse By Subject category for Religion, you can browse the titles available in the following sub-categories:

A view of UPSO subcategories for religion.
A view of UPSO subcategories for religion.

Additional humanities content that may be of interest to researchers in religion include subject categories for philosophy (1351) and classical studies (323), as well as numerous other disciplinary collections.

Finding Books & Navigating University Press Scholarship Online

Individual ebook titles in the UPSO collection will appear in search results for the Duke library catalog. You can also search the UPSO database directly here (click “Get it at Duke” to log in). Once in the database, choose Religion from the Browse By Subject categories to narrow your search.

Browse By Subject
Browse By Subject

Through the UPSO interface you can browse titles by subject area, or use keywords to search across all titles. If you create a free UPSO account, you will have access to advanced features for saving and tracking your searches.

Once you have selected a title, you can click on chapter headings to begin reading within the UPSO interface. You also have the option to download a PDF of the chapter. There is no limit to how many chapters you can download from any given title.

A glimpse of a chapter page in Oxford
A glimpse of a chapter page in UPSO

1. The icons along the top allow you to print, save, cite, email, or bookmark & share the citation via numerous sharing applications (facebook, tumblr, etc.).
2. The bar across the top of the text allows you to easily jump forward and backward between chapters in the selected book.
3. Within a chapter, a link to “Download chapter (pdf)” will appear.

Do you have questions? Contact the Divinity School Library for help using University Press Scholarship Online.